Sarah Rafferty wouldn’t mind putting her little touch of stardom aside this minute for just another taste of her Connecticut home.
“This weekend I was so terribly homesick,” she sighed, calling last July from Toronto where her TV series, Suits, is filmed. “I’m usually always in Connecticut for a big home visit this time of year. But work is keeping me away.”
It’s not bad work at all. Suits, a hit drama about high-powered New York lawyers, is entering its second season on USA Network. In her role as Donna, the all-knowing executive assistant, she gets to knock out a lot of zingers.
Actors often reveal a lot about themselves when they talk about the characters they play, and Sarah is no different as she recounts her favorite moment in the show. “It might have been the first Donna Moment when you realize that she could put on any kind of mask to get what she wants, and have fun doing it.” That would be when the obnoxious, paranoid lawyer Louis asked Donna’s boss if he could borrow her. “And Donna cries and says, ‘My soul hurts now.’ She absolutely freaks and runs away in tears. I could see that Donna is not above a few histrionics to get what she wants, and that’s really fun for me.”